Making the decision to move into a care facility or a nursing home is an important decision that can often be challenging. Most people only consider it after exploring all other treatment options or when those options are no longer suitable for the circumstances they currently face. Residential Care, however, is typically one of the greatest choices for older people because it provides the possible resident with a wealth of amazing advantages that they might miss out on otherwise. A lot of care homes also offer additional care services, such as Nursing Care, Dementia Care and Respite Care.
Considering moving into a care home might be a little daunting, especially if you've only recently begun exploring your options. You may also have a list of requirements and expectations, so it is important to choose a care home that is going to meet your specific needs. The benefits of living in a care home are plenty, and we want to provide you with a comprehensive list of reasons why a care home could be the right choice for you.
Varying Levels of Care
Knowing the precise type of care that's right for you can sometimes be difficult, but in most cases, a care home will offer a thorough initial care assessment with the Home Manager and Senior Care Team so that advice can be offered and to guarantee you can get the care you need.
With care homes that offer a variety of care types such as nursing and dementia, you and your loved ones can rest assured that the home can adapt to your changing care needs. This continuum of care ensures you can continue receiving care without having to move into an alternative home. Care plans are monitored on a regular basis so you can be sure the care you receive is always the most accurate and up-to-date.
Professionally Trained Nurses
In care homes that provide nursing care, there will always be highly qualified registered nurses available who have been trained to assist residents in any way they can. All care homes will also have a care team who assist with daily personal and medical care.
From medication management and everyday help with mobility issues, all the way to assisting with severe medical conditions, care home staff are there to provide around-the-clock support and a familiar and friendly face for residents.
A Wide Range of Activities
Lots of older people, due to a variety of reasons, tend to get into a comfortable everyday routine as they age. Settling into a routine is brilliant, as it gives older people a sense of stability and safety.
However, not enough variety in an older person’s routine can have adverse effects on both their mental and physical state. To give residents some peace of mind, many care homes create their own full activities programmes full of exciting events, excursions, and entertainment options. With a wide range of options from Arts & Craft to our own in-house Cinema. Such activities also encourage light activity, socialising and trying new things. Our dedicated activities team are always looking for new ways to encourage and motivate residents to ensure a happy and healthy lifestyle.
Nutritious Home-Cooked Meals
When you or your loved one decides to move into a care home, residents are often impressed by the wide array of eating and drinking options available to them on a daily basis. Residents are served regular set meals throughout the day, with the menu changing frequently to include ingredients that are most in season.
In most care homes, you can choose whereabouts you want to dine, whether that’s in one of the home's communal dining areas, the comfort of one's room, or outside in the garden weather permitting.
A Sense of Companionship with Like-minded People
Care homes offer a real sense of companionship and camaraderie to every single one of its residents. Providing elderly care in a care home or nursing home is one thing, but creating an environment in which all residents feel like they’re part of one big family is another thing entirely. For many elderly people, feelings of loneliness or sadness can be overwhelming and this can be a great way to overcome that.
In many care homes, providing lots of activities and a communal space in which their residents can socialise is incredibly important, and is just one of the many benefits of living in a care home. However, if a resident wants to have alone time or some peace and quiet, many care homes have quiet areas or they can go to their fully equipped bedroom.
The Cost-of-Living Crisis & Residential Care
Finding the most ideal care funding sources can be challenging, and with living expenses rising, it's enough to have anyone concerned about what the future may hold. However, a care home can give its residents peace of mind by helping them get through this progressively tough period, and supporting them every step of the way.
A home can be so difficult to keep at the high standards you'd like it to be, and the BBC reports that due to the rising costs of energy generation, UK inflation may reach alarming levels. Naturally, individuals will become more apprehensive as winter draws near. Living in a care home, where all expenditures are readily controlled from month to month, will reduce the stress and anxiety caused.
The Benefits of Staying at Amberley Care Home
Our care services at Amberley Care Home provide you with the support that allows you to live each day without the daily stresses you may encounter in your own home. With thanks to our range of on-site facilities and activities programme, at Amberley Care Home you are given the freedom to live your life exactly as you see fit.
Every hour of every day, seven days a week, we have members of our experienced care team available to provide whatever level of help our residents may require. Every one of our residents should have their skills acknowledged, respected, and, when appropriate, celebrated, and that's just what we intend to do.
The physical and mental wellbeing of our residents has always been a top priority at Amberley Care Home, and we will continue to make sure it remains that way. We all have a strong commitment to ensuring that our residents live the best lives while they are with us, and we always take going above and above very seriously.
Get in touch with our Specialist Team
Please contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 0161 825 8222 if you have any queries about life here at Amberley Care Home. We'd love to give you a tour of the home, or simply talk to you about any questions or concerns you might have about either moving here yourself or trusting us with taking care of your loved one.